This is version 0.92 of the horoscop package for typesetting astrological charts in LaTeX. Features include: * A unified interface for astrological symbols/glyphs, supporting three different astrological fonts as well as text abbreviations. * Support for invoking Astrolog or Swiss Ephemeris to calculate charts. Positions can also be specified manually. * Loading and saving object and cusp positions into TeX macros. * Typesetting of angles and positions as text. * Ready-made templates for basic wheel charts, dial charts including multi-dials with up to four sets of objects, and decorative wheel charts. * Optional variations of the standard templates: aspect webs, highlighting for angular cusps, choice of what to include in object labels, and house labels inside the houses. * Low-level graphics functions for plotting in polar coordinates and building new templates. * Labels move, and where necessary houses expand, to prevent crowding. * Smart rounding of angles for display. FILES IN THIS PACKAGE README - this documentation file horoscop.dtx - documentation and style file (to be unpacked by horoscop.ins) horoscop.ins - installation driver file horoscop.pdf - precompiled documentation This is a LaTeX package distributed in the traditional dtx/ins format. Run TeX on the horoscop.ins file to extract the file horoscop.sty, which is the package file used by LaTeX, from the combined code/documentation file horoscop.dtx; run LaTeX on horoscop.dtx directly to typeset the documentation. Typesetting the documentation is not trivial; you will need all of horoscop's dependencies, and (for really correct results) also two runs of makeindex on the "glossary" and "index" files, and an extra run of LaTeX to resolve links, *and* you will need to run LaTeX with shell escapes enabled and on a system where Swiss Ephemeris is installed and working. You are probably better off to just read the precompiled PDF file. DEPENDENCIES Typesetting chart wheels requires the pict2e package (i.e. a version of it that actually works and is not just a placeholder). This package seems to have been introduced in 2011 - horoscop long predates it but was much more annoying to use before the update. As a result of this dependency, this version may not work on some older installations of LaTeX. Chart *calculation* (i.e. computing the locations of the planets and other objects based on a native's time and place of birth) requires running with shell escapes enabled (not the default, and somewhat dangerous) and an installation of either Swiss Ephemeris (http://www.astro.com/swisseph/) or Astrolog (http://www.astrolog.org/astrolog.htm). Without either of those things, it is still possible to typeset charts, but you must do the calculations and enter the object positions manually or write your own software for it. Chart calculation with external software has only been tested under Linux, but there is no reason it shouldn't work on other systems. Typesetting astrological symbols requires an appropriate font. The horoscop package can work with the marvosym, wasysym, and starfont LaTeX packages, with varying quality in the results; starfont is recommended and default. It can also use text-only substitutes if none of those packages are available. Other, less significant, dependencies may exist; consult the PDF manual. PUBLIC DOMAIN The horoscop package is public domain. External calculation software might not be; you are responsible for any relevant licensing issues for any other software you use. CONTACT AND LINKS LaTeX astrology page: http://ansuz.sooke.bc.ca/entry/107 GitHub repository: http://github.com/mskala/horoscop Online demo: http://ansuz.sooke.bc.ca/astrology/makechart.php Matthew Skala firstname.lastname@example.org http://ansuz.sooke.bc.ca/
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horoscop – Generate astrological charts in LaTeX
The horoscop package provides a unified interface for astrological font packages; typesetting with pict2e of standard wheel charts and some variations, in PostScript- and PDF-generating TeX engines; and access to external calculation software (Astrolog and Swiss Ephemeris) for computing object positions.
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fonts and typesetting for astrologers|